BABY SHOWER GAMES
Mother, Mother, Who Am I (Materials -
Pad of Paper and pencil/pen for each baby shower participant) - This is
a real fun and quizzical game where you give clues about "Famous
Mothers". For instance, who is the mother of nursery rhymes (Mother
Goose), who is the mother of helping others (Mother Theresa), What
mother went to the cubbard to fetch her poor doggy a bone? (Mother Hubbard), etc. This is a great baby
shower game to play at the party and I am sure you can think of more
Mother examples. "Click here for
a list. We want to thank Kathy for setting up this great baby shower
game!" If you want to play this great baby
shower game for a couple's shower and include both Famous Mother's and
Fathers Click Here (right click
to download). Thanks to Melysa for this wonderful addition to the game.
Do You Know What It Is (Materials:
10-15 baby items, 10-15 small paper bags, writing utensil, paper for
each baby shower guest). Sort the baby items (q-tips, nail clippers,
pacifier, etc.) into the paper bags (one item per bag) and number the
bags 1-10 or 15. Give each guest a pad and pen and have them number 1-10
or 15 depending on how many bags you prepared and then hand out the bags
randomly to the guests. Each guest or team at the baby shower will try
to figure out what is in each bag based on what they can feel and/or
hear (the bags can not be opened). The bags are passed around until
everyone has had a chance to touch and write down their answers. The
mother-to-be then opens each bag and shows it to the guests. The guest
who gets the most correct gets a prize, if there's a tie they have to
answer a question about the mother-to-be. For an added bonus, make a
really hard item (shoulder pads, baby nail clippers) a bonus at the end;
for the one who guessed it correctly gets a bonus prize (if there's a
tie, have them answer a question about the mother-to-be). (Thanks to our
baby shower visitor Craig for this baby shower game)
Make A Baby (Materials: Small
containers of play-dough). Each person at the baby shower is given a
small container of play-dough and everyone has 5 minutes to create a
baby (using just one container). Then each dough baby is placed on a
plate and presented to the mother-to-be who then looks at each dough
baby and decides who's she likes the best. The winner gets a prize.
(Thanks to our baby shower visitor Craig for this baby shower game).
Feed The Baby (Materials: Bib, baby
spoon and baby food jar for each couple that are chosen). The object was
to be the first to feed a jar of food to your partner. Baby shower
participants are broken up into two person teams. One teammate is given
a bib and the other is given a tiny spoon. When the mother-to-be says
go, begin feeding the participant who is the "baby". The first baby
shower team to finish the jar wins. You will laugh hysterically as one
of our visitors Myrtis told us! Enjoy the game!
Name That Baby Tune (Materials: CD
Player or Cassette Player). Just like the popular game "Name That Tune",
you can play the same game with baby songs. See which baby shower guest
can guess the baby song the quickest. The person at the baby shower that
guesses the most baby songs the quickest wins! Fun to also play in teams
and keep score! This idea was sent in by one of our baby shower visitors
Baby's First Food (Salad Bowl,
Cotton Balls, Big Salad Spoon). Set up a salad bowl in the middle of a
table, and empty out two bags of cotton balls - spreading them out
around the bowl. Blindfold the first baby shower guest and ask her to
sit near bowl with a big spoon and see how many cotton balls she can
spoon into the bowl in 3 minutes. It's hilarious since you can't feel
the weight of the cotton balls, you don't know what you're doing.
Whomever gets the most in the bowl wins! Ideally, you would let the baby
shower "mommy to be" and her relatives play as well as the baby shower
planner. Thanks visitor Karen for this idea!
Diaper Doo (Materials-small pieces
of white material that can be folded into small diaper lapels, safety
pins, one small piece of chocolate). As guests arrive, pin a small
diaper to each on their lapel. Tell them they will be told later what
it's about. At the end of the party ask everyone to remove their diaper
and open them up. One person should have a "special surprise" inside.
The melted piece of chocolate! This baby shower game idea was given to
us by Pam :)
Purse Scavenger Hunt (Materials-each
guests own purse/handbag) Can be played in teams if someone arrives
without a purse or handbag. A preprinted list is handed out to everyone
with various items normally found it ladies bags and items rarely found
in them. Example-the invitation to this shower, an overdue utility bill,
any form of birth control, key chain with a baby picture, picture of a
pet, expired voters registration card, grocery list, grocery receipt
with toilet paper purchase. . .be creative and watch women go crazy
empting out their personals for all to share! Assign a point system.
Grocery list may only be worth one point, where a baby rattle is worth
10! Thanks again Pam for this wonderful baby shower game idea.
Whose Water Breaks First (Materials
- Medium size plastic babies, Clear disposable cups that will fit the
plastic babies). This game is a great and fun game given to us by
visitor Alejandra. Prior to the day of the baby shower, fill each of the
cups with water enough to cover the plastic baby toys at least halfway
(since they may float). Place the cups in the freezer until frozen stiff
(you need to prep the night before). The day of the baby shower party,
give a cup to all the women who attend the shower as they arrive.
Whoever can melt the water the quickest or their water breaks gets the
prize. The baby shower attendees can try to melt by blowing hot air on
it or putting it in the sun (everything goes, let them get creative).
It's a game that everyone can play at the baby shower no matter what age
or physical limitation they may have. Alejandra tells us at, "Once had a
guest try to outsmart me and place the cup in the microwave but the
plastic cup melted in the microwave and she was eliminated from the game
(ha ha ha ha it was tooo funny)." I think this game will soon become a
baby shower favorite!40)
Who Sucks The Best (Materials: baby
bottles with nipples all the same size, favorite drink or drink of
choice for the group and timer). This baby shower game is a riot since
it involves those who are participating to drink out of baby bottles and
race to see who can finish the first. It is fun to time everyone and see
how long it takes for everyone to finish. Have teams and race in groups
with each group having a winner that moves up to the final. Also a great
baby shower game to play if the baby shower is co-ed. Have the men of
the group race to see who can win for their wives/girlfriends. One of
our visitors to the site state they used Beer (sober driver please) as
the drink for the men. Have a great time.
Baby Shower Memory Game (Materials:
clothesline, clothespins as well as items like baby bottle, pacifier,
bib, receiving blanket, shoes, socks, hat, gloves, baby pin, teddy bear,
rattle, onesie, sleeper, picture frame to hang up on the clothesline).
Hang up a clothesline with all the different baby items. Have two people
hold up the line for 1 minute and then take the line down (hide it) and
have everyone write down every item they can remember (from memory).
Give everyone 3 minutes to write down as many items as they can
remember. Bring out the line again and see how many everyone got from
their memory. An easy and fun baby shower game! Thanks to viewer Carol
for this idea!
Pregnant for a Day Co-Ed Game
(Materials: Bag of medium balloons, a roll of yarn cut into approx. 20
inch pieces, and a chair for each male participant). Don't tell the
object of the game up-front. Make a statement to the women in
attendance-- "How many of us women wished that men could be pregnant
just for one day?" This statement will leave the men full of suspicion
as to what was about to unfold. Hand each man a balloon. For each man
that doesn't have on shoes with shoe laces, tie the piece of yarn around
each of his slip on shoes to mimic a shoestring. Do not form the bow.
Only make a knot to help keep the yarn around the shoe. For those who do
have on string up shoes, instruct them to untie their shoes.
Instruct each man to blow up his balloon
and tell each man when to stop filling it with air. The balloons should
be filled with enough air that it could fit under each participant's
shirt, yet be a bit uncomfortable for them to sit down and tie their
shoes without popping the balloon. Keep in mind that men who already
have a "pot-belly" might need to blow up a smaller balloon. Give the
object of the game and the rules. Start the game and whoever ties their
shoes without popping the balloon, or lifting their feet from the floor
wins. You'll see husbands, cousins, boyfriends come up with such
creative ideas as how to attack this difficult task. Naturally, you get
a roll of laughter from the baby shower guests as they watch this
hysterical event and the men will get to see what it's like to be
pregnant for a day! Thanks Ja'Ponica for this idea!
Apple Sauce Never Tasted So Good
(Materials: large garbage bags, jars with applesauce, baby spoons). Pair
up volunteers. Give each participant a garbage bag and instruct them to
tear out a hole for their arms and head and then put on the trash bag to
cover their clothing. Blindfold each participant. Give each participant
a bowl of Applesauce with 5 or more tablespoons of Applesauce in it.
Have each blindfolded team feed their partner the applesauce and the
team who completes their jar the quickest wins. I've never seen so many
people who couldn't get the spoon to their partners mouth. Thanks
Ja'Ponica for this idea as well!
Out Of The Mouths Of Babes: (Items
required-pen and blank paper) - Give the baby shower guests a time limit
of 10 minutes and have them write down as many baby-talk words as they
can think of followed by the correct name for the words. Examples: potty
is going to the toilet, poo-poo is a bowl movement, wee-wee is urinating
(or it may be a boy's penis), baa-baa is a bottle, bye-bye is good bye,
wa-wa is a drink of water. You may need to give them one example to get
them started. Our guest Pam whose idea this is stated, "At a recent
shower, we played this game and heard about 20 different terms just for
"pacifier". Everyone has funny and different baby words so there are no
wrong answers. The real fun is reading them out loud and hearing some of
the silly terms we adults have come up with to communicate with our
babies or the creative words our children have used to communicate with
us! It's hysterical how many adults still use slang words, for example,
we had someone write "poo-poo is baby talk for doo-doo"!! We laughed our
"boe-boe" off!" Thanks for the game Pam!
Draw A Baby Game (Materials: Crayon
and paper plate) - Each participant is given a paper plate and a crayon.
They are asked to place the plate on their heads, like a hat. They are
given 1 minute to draw a baby on the plate while holding it over their
heads. They then write their names on the other side. Mother-to-be
chooses the best drawing as the baby shower winner. Thanks for this idea
We hope these baby shower games give you a great start in creating the fun at the
baby shower! Feel free to email us with other
baby shower games that are your favorite so we can share them with others.
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